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Full Title: Advanced Reactor Research: DOE Supports Multiple Technologies, but Actions Needed to Ensure a Prototype Is Built Author(s): N/A Publisher(s): Government Accountability Office Publication Date: 6/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- NE conducts R&D on advanced...
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Full Title: After Fukushima: American Attitudes About Nuclear Power Policy Questions Author(s): ORC Institute Publisher(s): ORC Institute Publication Date: 3/2011 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In the midst of the unfolding Japanese nuclear reactor crisis, a new ORC International...
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Full Title: Base-load Electricity from Natural Gas and Nuclear Power: The Role of Federal and State Policy Author(s): Mary English Publisher(s): University of Tennessee Knoxville Publication Date: 3/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Demand for electricity is being tempered by energy efficiency improvements, and renewable energy sources are increasingly viable. Nevertheless, large‐scale electricity generation will be needed for the foreseeable future. With growing concerns about greenhouse gases and hazardous as well as conventional air pollutants, coal has fallen out of favor.  Its traditional role as the mainstay of electricity...
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The premise of Robert Stone’s newly released documentary, Pandora’s Promise, is that despite the scary features of nuclear radiation, nuclear power is the best chance we have to avoid the...
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Full Title: Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2012 Author(s): International Atomic Energy Agency Publisher(s): International Atomic Energy Agency Publication Date: 1/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Energy is indispensable for development. Enormous increases in energy supply  are...
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In 2015, Mark Z. Jacobson released a report claiming via modeling that 100% of the energy – not just the electricity – needed by the U.S. could be reliably provided...
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Full Title: Comments on the Fukushima Accident Author(s): Herschel Specter Publisher(s): RBR Consultants, Inc. Publication Date: 4/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: This report offers some comments on the Fukushima accident and the offsite  responses to it....
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Full Title: Dirty, Dangerous and Expensive: The Truth about Nuclear Power Author(s): Physicians for Social Responsibility Publisher(s): Physicians for Social Responsibility Publication Date: 1/2010 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The nuclear industry is trying to revitalize itself by manipulating...
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Full Title: Economics of Nuclear Power and Climate Change Mitigation Policies Author(s): Nico Bauer, Robert J. Brecha, and Gunnar Luderer Publisher(s): Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Publication Date: 10/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: The...
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Full Title: Energy-Water Nexus Author(s): William Horak Publisher(s): Brookhaven National Laboratory Publication Date: 04/2010 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Three regional needs assessment workshops: Nov 2005 through mid-January 2006 • Kansas City, Baltimore, Salt Lake City • Almost...
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Full Title: Fooled Again: The Nuclear Waste Administration Act Preserves Futile Status Quo Author(s): Jack Spencer and Katie Tubb Publisher(s): The Heritage Foundation Publication Date: 08/2015 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Commercial nuclear power provides 19 percent...
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Full Title: Fukushima Daiichi: ANS Committee Report Author(s): American Nuclear Society Publisher(s): American Nuclear Society Publication Date: 6/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: In April 2011, Joe Colvin, American Nuclear Society (ANS) president at the time, formed the...
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Full Title: Fundamentals of Nuclear Power Author(s): Juan S. Giraldo Publisher(s): State Utility Forecasting Group Publication Date: 12/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): This report provides background on the current state of nuclear energy and...
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Full Title: How To Make Nuclear Cheap: Safety, Readiness, Modularity, and Efficiency Author(s): Ted Nordhaus, Jessica Lovering, and Michael Shellenberger Publisher(s): Breakthrough Institute Publication Date: 7/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt):  A number of new advanced reactor designs bring substantial...
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Full Title: International Status and Prospects of Nuclear Power Author(s): IAEA Publisher(s): IAEA Publication Date: 1/2010 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt):  Currently, nuclear energy produces slightly less than 14% of the world’s electricity supplies and 5.7% of total primary energy...
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The meltdowns at three nuclear plants at Fukushima, Japan almost three years ago were an economic disaster, but were these plants inherently unsafe? Did the Fukushima designs provide adequate safety...
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Full Title: Long-Term Nuclear Energy Policy in the United States Author(s): Mark Holt Publisher(s): Congressional Research Service Publication Date: 3/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: This presentation examines the following: Current U.S. nuclear power role, Long-term nuclear energy planning, Government incentives and...
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The President was on target during his speech on climate change at Georgetown University when he announced new initiatives to curb the release of greenhouse gases and thereby slow down...
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Full Title: New Nuclear Suppliers: Encouraging Responsible Nuclear Supply by China, Republic of Korea, and India Author(s):  Sharon Squassoni, Jacob Uzman Publisher(s): Center for Strategic and International Studies Publication Date: 12/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt):  Nuclear...
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Full Title: Nuclear Energy Author(s): NRDC Policy Basis Publisher(s): NRDC Policy Basis Publication Date: 2/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): The U.S. generates about 19 percent of its electricity from nuclear power. Following a 30-year period in which few new...
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Full Title: Nuclear Energy: Overview of Congressional Issues Author(s): Mark Holt Publisher(s): Congressional Research Service Publication Date: 4/2013 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: The policy debate over the role of nuclear power in the nation’s energy mix is rooted in the...
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Full Title: Nuclear Power and Climate Change Author(s): Steve Berry, Peter Bradford, Amory Lovins Publisher(s): Rocky Mountain Institute Publication Date: 6/2007 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description:  This 2007 e-mail exchange between Steve Berry (University of Chicago), Peter Bradford (former...
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Full Title: Nuclear Power in a Post-Fukushima World Author(s): Mycle Schneider Publisher(s): Worldwatch Institute Publication Date: 04/2011 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Four weeks after the beginning of the nuclear crisis on Japan’s east coast,...
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Full Title: Nuclear Power: The Nucleus of Energy Independence? An Analysis of International Energy Policy Author(s): Scott Shackelford Publisher(s): Issues in Political Economy Publication Date: 8/2006 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: The goal of this paper to compare and contrast the...
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Without significant gains in storage technology, electric generation from solar and wind will not meet the world’s energy needs. Nuclear power, however, can deliver electric power in a sufficiently safe,...
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Full Title: Nuclear Safety: Countries' Regulatory Bodies Have Made Changes in Response to the Fukushima Daiichi Accident Author(s): N/A Publisher(s): U.S. Government Accountability Office Publication Date: 3/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- The March 2011 accident at Japan's...
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Full Title: Power Market Prices, Nuclear Generation & Greenhouse Gas Policy Author(s): Marc Chupka, Metin Celebi, Frank Graves Publisher(s): The Brattle Group Publication Date: 2/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Recently, merchant baseload plants have had their...
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Full Title: Preliminary Evaluation of Removing Used Nuclear Fuel from Nine Shutdown Sites Author(s): Steven J. Maheras,  Ralph E. Best,  Steven B. Ross, Kenneth A. Buxton, Jeffery L. England, Paul E....
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Full Title: Prevented Mortality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Historical and Projected Nuclear Power Author(s): Pushker A. Kharecha and James E. Hansen Publisher(s): Environmental Science & Technology, American Chemical Society Publication Publication Date: 1/2013 Full...
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Full Title: Prospects for U.S. Nuclear Power After Fukushima Author(s): Lucas W. Davis Publisher(s): Energy Institute at Haas Publication Date: 8/2011 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: The prospects for a revival of U.S. nuclear power were dim even before the tragic...
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Full Title: Public Attitudes to Nuclear Power Author(s): OECD Publisher(s): OECD Publication Date: 1/2010 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description:  This report describes the public attitudes of OECD member states towards nuclear power.
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California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires 50% of utility retail sales derive from renewable sources by 2030. This includes ramping up efficiency, storage and renewable infrastructure, especially rooftop solar projects....
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Full Title: Review of DOE's Nuclear Energy Research and Development Program Author(s): National Academy of Sciences Publisher(s): National Academy of Sciences Publication Date: 1/2008 Language: English Length: 103 pages, PDF Full Text: –>DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<– Description (excerpt): Growing energy demands, emerging concerns about the emissions of carbon...
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Today there are 100 nuclear plants operating in the United States, providing roughly 17% of our electricity.  They do so with water technology developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s and...
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Full Title: The Economic Failure of Nuclear Power and the Development of a Low Carbon Electricity Future: Why Small Modular Reactors are Part of the Problem, Not the Solution Author(s): Mark...
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Full Title: The Future of Nuclear Power After Fukushima Author(s): Paul L. Joskow and John E. Parsons Publisher(s): MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research Publication Date: 2/2012 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: This paper analyzes the impact of the Fukushima accident...
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Full Title: The Net Benefits of Low and No-Carbon Electricity Technologies Author(s): Charles Frank Publisher(s): Brookings Global Economy and Development Publication Date: 5/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- This paper examines five different low and no-carbon electricity...
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Full Title: The Price-Anderson Act: Is It Consistent with a Sound Energy Policy? Author(s): Barry Brownstein Publisher(s): Cato Institute Publication Date: 4/1984 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description: Of all the seemingly endless debates in American society, certainly...
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Full Title: The Uncertain Future of Nuclear Energy Author(s): Frank von Hippel Publisher(s): International Panel on Fissile Materials Publication Date: 09/2010 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): In the 1970s, nuclear energy was expected to quickly...
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Full Title: Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2014 Author(s): N/A Publisher(s): International Energy Agency Publication Date: 1/2014 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2014 examines progress in the development and deployment of key clean energy technologies....
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Full Title: Westinghouse Bankruptcy Filing Could Put New U.S. Nuclear Projects at Risk Author(s): Mark Holt Publisher(s): Congressional Research Service Publication Date: 04/2017 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): Westinghouse Electric Company, a major nuclear technology firm...
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Full Title: What’s Next for Nuclear Power? Author(s): PwC Publisher(s): PwC Publication Date: 07/2011 Full Text: ->DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT<- Description (excerpt): As the world reevaluates the nuclear renaissance, the debate continues about nuclear energy’s role in global...
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